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Arnold Art Gallery and the Department of Art & Art History have forged a collaborative partnership that brings the arts to the forefront on campus and throughout Central Pennsylvania. Departments 2 Valley News & Notes 20 Class News & Notes 2u InMemoriam On the Cover: Jessica Wickenheiser '1 1, business administration major and French minor, paints in an art studio in Lynch Memorial Hall. In addition to art classrooms and studios in Lynch and the Fencil Building, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and Zimmerman Recital Hall host numerous cultural events throughout the year — ranging from art shows and class lectures to student musical performances and Colloquium events. Student art is also displayed on campus, (photo strip, I. to r.): Casey Goryeb '1 2 practices for her senior recital; An 1 890 painting by Eloise Harriet Stannard, recently donated to the College's permanent collection; Crista Detweiler, assistant to the director, speaks to an education class; and G. Daniel Massad, LVCs artist-in-residence. Inside Cover: Administration Building/Humanities Center Editor's Note: One of the three football players in a photo in the most recent President's Report, "Yesterday and Today" was incorrectly identified. The player identified as Kent Willaver is actually Dr. Gregory Scott 70. The team roster from that year has been corrected with the accurate uniform number. SPRING 2012 Valley News & Notes Rudd Named Eugene C. Fish Distinguished Chair in Business Dr. David V. Rudd, professor and chair of business and economics, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Eugene C. Fish Distinguished Chair in Business. "In his six and one-half years at the College, David Rudd has exhibited consistent excellence in teaching, strong departmental leadership, and admirable commitment to all aspects of the life of the College," said LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald. "David is an outstanding citizen of this College, and has played a crucial role in the Business and Economics Department's successful accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs." The Eugene C. Fish Distinguished Chair in Business was created through gifts to the College by the late Dr. Eugene C. Fish and the Independence Foundation on his behalf. Fish served on LVC's Board of Trustees from 1972 to 1981 as a member, and later chair, of the boards Finance Committee. Dr. David V. Rudd Cellist John Sant'Ambrogio '54 Performs with LVC Symphony Orchestra John Sant'Ambrogio '54, author and acclaimed cellist, joined the LVC Symphony Orchestra for a lecture and reunion concert Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Lutz Hall. His lecture, "The Day I Almost Destroyed the Boston Symphony and Other Stories," was based on his book of the same tide, and featured music and stories. Later, Sant'Ambrogio joined the orchestra onstage for an encore performance of Boccherini's "Cello Concerto in B-flat Major." He had played i Sant'Ambrogio '54 the piece as an orchestra member when he was a student more than 58 years ago. After graduating from the College, Sant'Ambrogio was drafted into the U. S. Army, where he joined the 7th Army Symphony and performed in well-known concert halls across Europe. After the war, Sant'Ambrogio married and enrolled at Ohio University where he earned his master's degree in music. Unfortunately, after graduation, he found himself jobless. One day, as he was painting a barn as a side job, a friend told him that the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) was holding auditions. Sant'Ambrogio auditioned for a cellist position— and was selected. He played with the BSO for nine years and later was the principal cellist for the St. Louis Symphony for several decades. He has since played with a variety of top orchestras and chamber music ensembles, taught music for more than five decades, and founded and operated a number of music camps and festivals. The valley Students Aim to C.U.R.E. at Free Physical Therapy Clinic .LV V^ has opened a free student-run physical therapy clinic for patients referred by the Lebanon Free Clinic. The LVC clinic, "Compassionate Undenied Rehabilitation Experience," or "C.U.R.E.," celebrated its grand opening during Oktoberfest weekend in 201 1. According to its mission statement, C.U.R.E. "will provide pro-bono physical therapy services to the underinsured and uninsured populations in the local communities, to promote overall health while providing physical therapy students the opportunity to develop clinical skills using an experiential learning model." At C.U.R.E., LVC s physical therapy doctoral candidates provide care under the direction of a licensed supervising therapist. "C.U.R.E. provides an invaluable hands-on educational experience for our physical therapy students and continues the College s commitment to engaging and serving the community around us," said Dr. Michael Green, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty. For further information, please visit www.lvc.edu/Cure. Students in the Colleges doctor of physical therapy program opened a free clinic this past fall, including: (front, 1. to r.): Ashley Peters '10, D'12 and Dana Thomsen '10, D'12 (back, 1. to r.): Danielle Blase '10, D'12, Julie Reimold '10, D'12, Patricia Fanning '10, D'12, Melissa Demko '10, D'12, and Andrew Groft '10, D'12 Distinguished Artists Series Presented Mormon Tabernacle Principal Organist S Distinguished Artists Series presented Richard Elliott, principal organist at the Mormon Tabernacle, in concert Sunday, Feb. 26. The performance was sponsored by Capital Blue Cross. In addition to the concert, Elliott offered two master classes at LVC — one for student organists and one for the public. At the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, Elliott participates in a daily recital series on the 206-rank iEolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on its weekly radio and television broadcast, "Music and the Spoken Word." As the Tabernacle Choirs accompanist, he has performed in many of the worlds great halls and appeared on numerous television and radio programs. For more information about the Distinguished Artists Series at LVC, visit www. lvc. edu/DistinguishedArtists . Richard Elliott SPRING 2012 Valley News & Notes La Vie Co-Editors Win Big at Keystone Press Awards JrOr th.C Second year in a row, La Vie Collegienne staff achieved high honors at the Student Keystone Press Awards and was honored at a celebratory luncheon on March 14. Co-editors Rosemary Bucher '14 and Justin Roth '14 won second place awards for their submissions. Bucher earned an award for her review of "The King's Speech," which won an Oscar for Best Picture in 201 1. Roths photography coverage of the floods on campus and in the community in September 201 1 topped the photo story category. Bucher, Roth, and the rest of the La Vie team have been working hard to improve the newspaper s online presence. The paper recendy launched a new website (www.lvc.edu/lavie) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/LaVieOnlineLVC) that showcases video blogs and stories. An award-winning photograph taken by Justin Roth '14 after the September 2011floods. (1. to r.): Kim Gailey '15, Sam Calabria '15, and Kiley Simonof '15 College Recognizes 186 Star First-Year Students The College has recognized 186 of its first-semester freshmen and transfer students for making an impact on campus as new students. The Celebration of Student Success reception, held Feb. 7 in the Neidig-Garber Science Center atrium, honored the students' achievement. The honorees were nominated by faculty and administrators for standing out in the classroom, in their work with classmates, as student leaders, in on-campus employment, or in extracurricular activities such as athletics, performance, and volunteerism. Biblical Scholar Discusses "The Lord's Prayer" IxCnOWned. biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan presented a series of three lectures March 14 and 15 at Miller Chapel. Crossan spoke before packed audiences about why he believes "The Lord s Prayer" is Christianity's greatest, yet strangest, prayer. The lectures were based on his book, "The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lords Prayer." During his more than 60-year career, Crossan has written 25 books on the historical Jesus, earliest Christianity, and the historical Paul. He has lectured before audiences across the U.S. and throughout the world drawing on his experiences as a Roman Catholic priest and professor of religious studies at DePaul University in Chicago. The valley Renovated Mimd Breathes New Life The hub of campus, the Mund College Center, celebrated a re-dedication this spring after the completion of an 1 8-month renovation. The renewed and revitalized building is the center of lively engagement and activity for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. "Mund has become a high energy, active environment for a variety of student-centered activities," said Greg Krikorian, vice president of student affairs and dean of students. He noted that every new aspect of the building has received rave reviews from the stu- dent body. "The new living room is a place for students and other members of the campus community to enjoy casual meals and group meetings, and to hang out between and after classes. The patio area immediately became a social hot spot on the first warm, sunny day." Students agree. "The new renovations have brought about amazing changes on campus," said Kelsey Robinson '14, a student government representative. The relocation of the College Store from the lower level to the main level has added to this energy. "The new College Store also produced a lot of excitement," added Robinson. "I experienced it firsthand on the day of the grand opening. There was a line wrapping around the building 20 minutes before the store opened!" The Mund College Center renova- tion project increased the size of the building from 66,000 square feet to 74,000 square feet, and cost $13.3 million. The project was supported by more than $770,000 in pledges from trustees, alumni, the campus family, and other generous donors. "Overall, the new College Center was a great project that benefited all President Steve MacDonald at the Mund Re-Dedication students," Robinson concludes. "The student body as a whole is excited about the final product, and we hope that the College will continue to make campus improvements." Visit www.lvc.edu/Mund for a recap of the entire renovation project, and further details about the building s new Center for Student Engagement, dining center upgrades, and more. LVC Hosts Renowned Entrepreneur as Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow The College hosted Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Anil Singh- Molares, an internationally renowned entrepreneur, from March 26 to 30. Singh-Molares conducted classes, seminars, workshops, and lectures, and met informally with students and faculty members to share his practical knowledge in the areas of global entrepreneurship and philanthropy. "Singh-Molares was a perfect fit for LVC," said Dr. Michael Green, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty. "Our students had the chance to meet a world-class entrepreneur with a deep knowledge w i! J u^l L (1. to r.): Anil Singh-Molares, Rebecca Farson y 12, Bob Mikus y 90 of globalization, helping to create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds." Singh-Molares rose to prominence as an executive at Microsoft, advancing between 1991 and 2003 from managing a foreign language team (40 translators and terminologists) to overseeing the software giant s internationalization vendor relations (more than $200 million in annual expenditures) — eventually earning a Microsoft Achievement Award for his work. Since leaving Microsoft, Singh- Molares has founded and serves as C.E.O. of EchoMundi LLC, a rapidly growing international services firm that helps corporations do business abroad. SPRING 2012 Valley News & Notes Founders Day Awards Honor Maestro Stuart Malina and the IVC Ice Hockey Team LVC^ S annual Founders Day Convocation celebrates the College s founding in 1 866 under the leadership of George Washington Miles Rigor and Thomas Rhys Vickroy. In the spirit of these founders, Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, LVC president, presented Maestro Stuart Malina, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor, with the Founders Day Award Feb. 21. MacDonald also presented the LVC ice hockey team with the President s Award for Community Service. He noted that the team had distinguished itself through its involvement in the Wounded Warrior Project, which assists wounded veterans returning home from current conflicts. MacDonald also praised the teams assistance in helping Annville residents clean up after the September 201 1 floods. The team raised more than $35,000 for the project — for which Sergeant Major David Dowling of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard was especially thankful. "My experience with working with these men continues to prove that there are still young people that understand the importance of community service and contributing ones time and effort for the benefit of a larger cause," Dowling said. "I have had the opportunity to work with these fine young men through local Wounded Warriors functions that support our injured service members. They have truly done an outstanding job. Their hard work has raised thousands of dollars to support our nations finest and sometimes forgotten." A complete list of past Founders Day and President's Award recipients is available at www.lvc.edu/FoundersDay. (top, 1. to r.): Maestro Stuart Malina with President Stephen MacDonald; (bottom): Malina performed Claude Debussy's prelude, "The Sunken Cathedral" (front, 1. to r.): Wes Landsem '13, Matt Turner '13, Tyler Skroski '14, President MacDonald, Danny Ramirez '12, and Matt Kisiday '12; (middle, 1. to r.): Cody Lloyd '15, Jim Murray '14, and Kevin Garrity '12; (back, 1. to r.): Dylan Kapp '15, Brent Davis '13, Cole Bell '13, Danny Willey '15, Colin Catherman '15, Brooks Whiting '15, and Head Coach Don Parsons The Valley Dean Yuhas Retires Rosemary Yuhas, who first came to lvc more than 38 years ago, retired at the end of the fall 201 1 semester. In her honor, LVC President Stephen MacDonald announced that the New Student Center will be officially renamed Yuhas Commons in recognition of Yuhas s decades of consummate service, including 35 years in the area of student life on campus. In addition, MacDonald announced the establishment of the Yuhas Endowed Award, which will be presented annually to an emerging student leader who exhibits the character and values that "the Dean," as she was known, fostered throughout her tenure at LVC. Yuhas held several key leadership positions during her career and retired as dean of student affairs. "Dean Yuhas was closely mentored by the late Dr. George 'Rinso' Marquette '48, and together, they created the entire student affairs division at LVC," noted MacDonald. "They introduced important programs ranging from student activities and support services to strong residential life programs and major counseling initiatives." "Rosemary had a tremendous impact on literally thousands of students and numerous professional colleagues," said Greg Krikorian, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. "Her legacy will live on for decades as the result of her mentoring of several current LVC employees, including Jen Liedtka '92, Sue Jones '92, and Rick Beard '90, to whom she taught 'the Lebanon Valley ethos' that she in turn learned from Dr. Marquette." Dean Yuhas was one of the most respected campus leaders who was known for her ability to interact effectively with everyone from students to alumni. "From my first year at LVC, I immediately realized that Rosemary had great credibility and was able to broker difficult issues and solve problems amicably," said Krikorian. "She gained this respect by removing personal biases and making decisions based solely on the best interests of the institution." Todd Snovel '06 met Dean Yuhas during his first day of freshman orientation and immediately knew he had made the right choice for his college years. "She was so very warm and welcoming and held herself in such a confident and composed manner, I immediately knew that if this is the type of person in authority, I had made a great decision." Many years later, Dean Yuhas was on the search committee that hired Snovel as associate director of student activities and engagement. Yuhas joined LVC in September 1973 as an instructor in physical education, coach of women's basketball, and director of female intramurals. She came to the Valley after teaching health and physical education at Hempfield High School in Lancaster County for seven years. Yuhas received her B.S. degree from Lock Haven State College and her M.S. degree from West Chester State College. She pursued additional graduate work in health and physical education, as well as in counseling, at San Jose State College in California, Millersville University, and The Pennsylvania State University. In the spring of 1975, Yuhas was promoted to the position of assistant professor, and that year she was also made responsible for starting the women's lacrosse program, the first spring sport for female athletes in the history of the College. In 1976, Marquette recruited Yuhas to become assistant dean of students. In 1983, she was promoted to associate dean of students and in 1992 to dean of student services. A later reorganization of the division led to Yuhas becoming dean of student affairs. Those interested in contributing a financial gift to support the Yuhas Endowed Award may visit www.lvc.edu and click on the "Give to LVC" link on the top right corner of the homepage. Please contact Jamie Cecil M'07, director of development, at 717-867-6228 or email@example.com with questions about contributions. SPRING 2012 LVC Athletics Jerome Duncan 12 I Aston. Pa. Early Childhood Education I Football Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Duncan, a three-sport athlete who played four years at cornerback for the football team, was one of three indoor track & field student-athletes to compete at the NCAAs in 2012, LVC's first competitors in the national tournament since 2006. He finished ninth in the 60-meter hurdles, missing out on All-America status by one place. Duncan, who won gold in the event at the MAC Championships and silver at the ECAC Championships, had previously run the nation's ninth-fastest time and set a school record in the event. Jocelyn Novak 12 Biology I Field Hockey Brodheadsville, Pa. Inarguably one of the greatest players in the history of college field hockey, Novak ended her career as the all-time leading field hockey scorer in NCAA Division III history. Her 141 goals and 300 total points led to four All-American selections, making her the College's first four-year honoree in any sport. Her scoring prowess was so dominant that she led the nation in scoring in her final three seasons. She was a two-time Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year, and in 2011, she also became the program's first-ever ECAC Mid-Atlantic Offensive Player of the Year and was named most outstanding player of the ECAC Mid-AtlanticTournament championship. AndySupr0Ckl3 I Mt.Airy.Md. Physics I Soccer Baseball has its closers and soccer has its finishers; Suprock falls into the latter category having scored a team-leading seven game winners in the past two seasons, including three golden goals in overtime. One of those OT game winners was particularly special having occurred in the presence of his grandmother, who was celebrating her birthday that afternoon. His grandmother happens to be Ellen McGill, wife of Dr. Bill McGill, senior vice president and dean of the faculty emeritus of LVC, and former acting president of the College. In addition to playing soccer next door to the baseball stadium named after his grandfather, Suprock has excelled academically as well, having been named to the Middle Atlantic Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll in both years he was eligible. Cynthia Adams 14 I Elysburg.Pa. Health Science I Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Though not even halfway through her collegiate athletic career, Adams's cross country highlights already include First-Team All-MAC honors, team MVP recognition, and two appearances at the NCAA Regional Championships. Her achievements in track are just as impressive: she set the school indoor and outdoor records in the 800-meter run, was the only freshman NCAA qualifier in the outdoor 800, and was the only Division III 800 runner to be invited to the 2011 USA Junior Nationals at the University of Oregon. Adams ended her freshman campaign with All-ECAC honors in the outdoor 400 and 4x400, MAC Outdoor Rookie of the Year honors, and four MAC titles combined in indoor and outdoor track. The valley Artificial Turf Comes to Arnold Field The College has begun installing an artificial turf surface at Henry and Gladys Arnold Field in preparation for the fall athletic season. The modernized facility will allow multiple varsity sports teams to use the stadium for practice and competition, and will allow for some intramural, club, and recreational use as well. For more information and to follow the progress of the installation this summer, please visit GoDutchmen.com. -> *.-■ ^ \fc*- m ^ 3*5 ■/r- - - **&$ Six Teams to Call Arnold Turf Home • Field Hockey • Football • Men's Lacrosse •Women's Lacrosse • Men's Track & Field •Women's Track & Field am SPRING 2012 9 LVC Athletics Swimming, Golf, and Women's Soccer Get First Inductees into Athletic Hall of Fame Lebanon Valley College inducted five new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame during Oktoberfest Weekend last fall, welcoming Christina Henise Crumling '98, Jerry Frey '74 (posthumously), Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman '01, Steve Horst '01, and Howie Spangler Jr. '95 as the Halls 36th class. The 1961 football team, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its MAC championship, was the 201 1 Team of Honor. Christina Henise Crumling '98 One of LVC s last 12-letter winners, Christina Henise Crumling '98 made her mark on four sports. Crumling distinguished herself as a student-athlete in soccer, basketball, softball, and tennis, leading each program to success while being named all-conference in two sports and a captain in three. She remains one of the women's soccer program's leading scorers, leading the then-new program with 63 points in just two seasons of play to earn all-MAC honors. She is the first women's soccer player to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Her 30 career goals still ranks third all-time, and she owns the season records for points (43 in 1997) and goals (21 in 1997) as well as single-game records for points (10) and goals (5). She also was an all-MAC softball player, starting all four years and serving as captain while earning two team MVP awards. In basketball, she was a four-year starter at point guard and two-time captain, earning team MVP honors as she led LVC to the program's first-ever national ranking. Crumling also played two seasons of tennis, helping that team to the MAC playoffs. She was named the 1998 LVC Female Athlete of the Year, and was a seven-time MAC Academic Honor Roll member. Jerry Frey Ik The LVC golf program's first Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and first all-American, the late Jerry Frey '74 was a three-time Middle Adantic Conference medalist in the early 1970s. He twice qualified for ECAC Championships and went on to earn all-America honors in 1974. He set the program's all-time low round record of 66 — a record that still stands — and led the Dutchmen to a 49-16 head-to-head record in his career, including an 18-match win streak that spanned 1972 and 1973, with another 16 straight wins in 1974. Frey also was a member of the football program before being injured as a sophomore; he threw seven touchdowns as quarterback in 1971. Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman '01 LVC field hockey's first three- time all-American, Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman '01 remains one of the most decorated student-athletes in that program's history. Elected in her first year of eligibility, Hibshman was the first Dutchman — and one of only two overall — to earn three NFHCA All-America awards, while also earning three all-region and all-MAC selections. The 1999 MAC Player of the Year and 1997 MAC Rookie of the Year, she arrived at LVC from ELCO High School and became a mainstay as a shut-down defender, leading LVC to the 1997 and 2000 MAC championships and a 1997 NCAA Final Four appearance. She was selected to play in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game in 2000 and was a three-time team MVP. Hibshman also was a standout in basketball and softball, playing each for three seasons. She was named the softball team MVP in 1999, and earned the LVC Female Athlete of the Year honor as a senior in 2001. 10 THE VALLEY Steve Horst '01 A member of LVC s elite 1,500-point club, Steve Horst '01 was an ail- American forward who helped lead the men's basketball program to a successful run in the late 1990s. With 1,608 career points, Horst ranks seventh all-time on the LVC list, one of just seven men to cross the 1,500-point plateau. He earned second-team all-America honors as a senior (one of just six program all- Americans) and was a two-time first- team all-region honoree by the NABC. Horst earned the Maston Award as LVC s outstanding male student-athlete. The 2000-01 MAC and ECAC Player of the Year was also an outstanding student, earning Third-Team Academic All- America honors as a senior and twice being named academic all-region. He was a Rhoades Scholarship nominee, as well, while also serving as team captain. Howie Spangler Jr. '95 The swimming programs first Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, Howie Spangler Jr. '95 remains atop LVC s record books as a record-breaking competitor during the early 1990s. Sixteen years after his graduation, Spangler still holds a staggering 10 individual and three relay records, including five of six freestyle marks, three of four backstroke records, and both 200 IM standards. Spangler s swimming resume includes four MAC championships, including three in 1995 (in the 100 back and 100 and 200 free events) that led to his selection as the David B. Eavenson Swimmer of the Year, the first in program history. He won nine individual medals out of 12 possible events in his career, and was a three-time captain and four-time team MVP. The 1961 Football Team The 1961 team posted a 6—1 record to become the MAC Southern champions under head coach Bill McHenry. The squad — numbering just 25 members — would feature nine future LVC Hall of Famers, including team captains Bob Stull '62 and Brooks Slatcher '62 along with Wes MacMillan '64, Terry Herr '65, Hi Fitzgerald 5 62, John Yajko '63, EH is McCracken '63, Glenn Steck '65, and Jerry Bowman '63. Coach McHenry would also be inducted into the Hall. The team had to overcome tragedy after John Zola '63 was fatally injured during the season opener at Drexel. Following the cancellation of the next weeks game at Thiel so they could attend Zola's funeral, the team decided to finish the season, eventually clinching the championship with a 15—14 win over Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener) on the final day of the season. SPRING 2012 11 LVC's Suzanne H.Arnold Art Gallery and Art& Art History Department By Christine Brandt Little Bottor 14, an ea ted the Newman Dr. Mary Lemons Creative Arts class, "Hie point of a liberal arts education is to expose people to a broad range of ideas. Those ideas are a window into diverse cultures, points of view, and ways of seeing the world. They express the human condition, political points of view, and just about anything that you can think of as part of the human experience — and they do it in thoughtful, creative ways. Learning about art is part of that continuum that helps to create a well-rounded, thoughtful, educated person." — Dr. David R. Brigham President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Founding Director, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College The Valley In todays economic climate, when funding for the arts and arts education is tightening, and where arts programs are increasingly called on to justify their existence, Lebanon Valley College remains steadfastly committed to the belief that the arts are fundamental to a liberal arts education. The visual arts at Lebanon Valley draw inspiration from two wellsprings on campus: the well-regarded Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and LVC s innovative Department of Art & Art History. Both are closely intertwined, strengthening and building on each other. Bringing Museum-Quality Exhibitions to Campus Thanks to the generous support of Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'96, the Gallery bearing her name opened in 1994 in a retired church on the west side of campus. Readying the 1868 church building to house the Gallery meant replacing its roof, preserving its stained glass windows, and installing the sophisticated climate control, lighting, and security features that would enable the Gallery to receive artwork loans from major and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors (see "The Making of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery"). Today, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery hosts between five and six exhibitions a year, earning a reputation as one of the regions foremost spaces for exhibitions of art from the medieval to contemporary periods. From the beginning, Gallery organizers set high standards. "Expectations are really different in terms of this gallery," said Michael Pittari, chair of the Department of Art & Art History and associate professor of art. "Current and past Gallery directors have curated exhibitions and orchestrated shows as if they were working in a small museum. LVC is relatively isolated geographically, so to SPRING 2012 13 The Ma king of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery have a museum-quality gallery right on campus is a great benefit to our students and people in the region." Recently, the Gallery received an important anonymous donation to its permanent collection, a still-life by the 19th-century British painter Eloise Stannard. Dr. Barbara McNulty, Gallery director, will include the painting in an upcoming exhibition, "A Feast for the Eyes," which will examine how food is portrayed in art. The exhibition will run in conjunction with the Colleges 2012-2013 Colloquium, HAPPINESS. The Gallery also recently received an impressive collection of prints thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Howard Applegate, professor emeritus of history and American studies, and his wife, Shelby '96, an artist based in nearby Mt. Gretna. Ask Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'96 how the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery came to be and she'll tell you it all started at an LVC home football game. "I was sitting at the game with [then-College president] John Synodinos, and he said to me, 'What can we do with that old church?'" she said, referring to the former St. Paul's Lutheran Church building on North White Oak Street, which the College had acquired in 1971. "I said, 'Well, we could make an art gallery out of it' We both kind of thought of it at the same time, so I have to give him some credit too," she laughed. "We went over there after the game—we lost the game by the way— and the building was a disaster. They used it for storage and the windows were broken and the roof was leaking. But I said, 'We can do this.' And we did!" Indeed, in 1991 Arnold made a significant gift to the College to put a new roof on the old church building. Construction of the Art Gallery and the adjacent Zimmerman Recital Hall began shortly thereafter. The plans preserved the original 1868 church's elegant structure and beautiful stained glass windows, but sophisticated climate controls, color-corrected lighting, and an industry-standard security system have transformed the inside of the building into a museum-caliber facility fit to house a growing permanent collection as well as high-quality traveling exhibitions.The dream was realized in 1994 under the leadership of Dr. David R. Brigham, founding director, Brigham was followed by a series of strong directors— Dr. Leo Mazow, Scott Schweigert, Dr. LisaTice, Crista Detweiler, and current director Dr. Barbara McNulty— whose creativity and dedication helped make Arnold's original vision a reality. Since its opening, the Gallery has evolved into a rich and busy place, hosting five to six exhibitions each year, along with related lectures, classes, and demonstrations. Over the years, Arnold has remained intimately involved in the life and growth of the Gallery. The founding chair of the College Art Committee, she also led a group of campus and community volunteers to create the Friends of the Gallery, a membership group that raises funds for the Gallery and enhances awareness of the arts both on LVC's campus and across the region. "The Gallery brings in high-quality art to serve people in multiple disciplines," said Brigham, who now serves as president and chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. "It's one of those above- and-beyond things that demonstrates the high academic standards of the College and the values of the College as an educational institution. I hope that people realize what an extraordinary resource the Gallery is and how wonderful it is that LVC has made a commitment to support it. It's a important resource for the Central Pennsylvania community." 14 The valley Doing Double Duty as a Classroom Even as the Gallery's reputation as a regional cultural center continues to grow, it also still serves as a classroom. Since its inception, a crucial part of the Gallery's mission has been education, and professors in the College's Department of Art & Art History bring students to the Gallery on a regular basis and bring relevant pieces from the permanent collection into their classrooms. "I teach a freshman-level course called Visual Thinking, where I've literally structured the course around the Gallery schedule," said Pittari. "We explored the Newman photography show [see sidebar, p. 17] from a philosophical viewpoint, and the students had to write an analysis of \ one of the photographs. I've also had students do studio projects based on work in the Gallery. Its useful to take students there and get them thinking about how a modern artist can reinterpret the work of an artist from the past." Dr. Grant Taylor, associate professor of art history and 2010 winner of the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for outstanding teaching, noted that the close relationship between the Gallery and department creates a synergy that is mutually beneficial. "It helps that we all share the same office suite," he noted. "That sounds insignificant, but it has a huge impact because we're always talking and sharing ideas." As a result, Taylor said he will often offer a course specifically to coincide with an upcoming Gallery exhibition- "The last time I taught modernism, we had an exhibition of modernist prints in the Gallery," he said. "And the semester we had an exhibition of Japanese prints, I taught a course in East Asian art." He also integrates each course syllabus with the Gallery schedule and requires students to attend Gallery openings and lectures. "Just having the opportunity to work in such close proximity to the Gallery's artworks is helpful," added G. Daniel Massad, LVC's artist-in- residence. "It's a huge learning event to be able to work hands-on with works of art. You learn an enormous amount literally just picking up a painting and understanding the weight of it and seeing the surface first-hand, which photographic reproduction just can't give you." For her part, McNulty is committed to using the Gallery as a training ground for students in the field of museum studies and recendy added a class in the subject to the curriculum. As part of the museum studies SPRING 2012 15 course, she had her students join a conservator in examining a painting of Mary Todd Lincoln that hangs in the Reinhart Board Committee Room of the Carnegie Building. The conservator showed them how to examine the portrait for evidence of in-painting. McNulty also seeks ways to involve students from outside the Department of Art & Art History. Professors from several academic departments have visited the Gallery with their classes. "We re trying to build stronger communications with the different departments and show how the Gallery might serve them," she said. "At a faculty meeting I heard a professor mention that he was teaching about exploration at the North Pole. We actually have a collection of Inuit sculpture [donated by the late Kathryn Bork *29] that's never been on display, so we unpacked it and the class came over and looked at it to learn about Inuit culture through their sculpture." Providing Hands-On Experience Perhaps one of the most exciting collaborations between the Gallery and the department is the Gallery's new internship program, a six-credit, semester-long course in which a student works 1 8 hours a week at the Gallery, participating in all areas of its operations, including cataloguing the permanent collection in a new electronic database. The first intern under the new program was John Heenan '12, an art & art history major and music Preserving the Permanent Collection \ The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery recently received a Conservation Assessment Program grant from Heritage Preservation, the National Institute for Conservation, to assess the physical condition of its permanent collection. ^ "The grant will pay for a conservation professional to meet with us to assess our collection and the facilities in order to develop a long-range conservation assessment strategy/' said Dr. Barbara McNulty, director \ of the Suzanne H, Arnold Art Gallery. "Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture" The Suzanne hL Arnold Art Gallery recently hosted an exhibition of photographs by Arnold Newman, who is known for his portraits of some of the 20th century's most recognized artists, composers, architects, photographers, musicians, dancers, writers, academics, and public figures. His New York City dinner parties included talented personalities who had made an indelible mark on the sensibilities of the 20th century, such as Man Ray, Marcel Ducharnp, Igor Stravinsky, Marilyn Monroe, and Carl Sandburg. The exhibition's opening featured a poignant talk by Newman's grandson, Daniel, who lives locally, as well as musical accompaniment by the LVC Jazz Ensemble. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Gallery also hosted a lecture, portrait photography workshop, and photo portrait contest for high school and college students. Pablo Picasso Georgia O'Keefe (left): Pablo Pfcasso, 1954, silver gelatin print, 20 x 16 ins,, copyright Arnold Newman/Getty Images; (right): Georgia O'Keefe, 1963, color print, 2G x 16 ins,, copyright Arnold Newman/Getty Images minor. "Right away, I was able to become involved in everything they do," he said. "I was ordering supplies, measuring and hanging works, and helping with the general installation of the exhibit. I attended Advisory Council and Acquisition Committee meetings." Heenan, who hopes to pursue graduate work in museum studies, especially valued the opportunity to research and write wall text for the exhibition "Modernist Prints: 1900-1950," which opened last November. "I got to see every aspect of how they run the Gallery," he said. "It was really helpful to get that experience as an intern and to find out my strengths and weaknesses." Jessica Hinkley '12, an English and art & art history major, is the Gallery's current intern. In addition to hanging exhibitions, cataloguing the collection, doing marketing and community outreach, and offering gallery tours, Hinkley curated the Gallery's summer exhibition of its permanent collection, which opens July 6. She has chosen a series of works that will enable her to explore the development of abstract art from the pre-modern to contemporary periods. Such real-world experience is crucial to a student interested in a career in art history or museum work. "It's not easy getting into graduate school in art history," Massad said. "But the internship is the sort of experience that will often light the fire within a student and will help them in their application to graduate school or to obtain a museum internship." A Dynamic Department Like the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, LVC's Department of Art & Art History is increasingly recognized for its quality and innovativeness. "It's an impressive department," Massad said. "We have small classes so you don't get lost in the shuffle. And the Gallery itself is an asset. Our majors are getting profoundly good experience." "We know not only all the students by name, but the interests of every single student," added Pittari. "We work with each student's individual goals — from their first year at LVC we talk to them about what they want to do and what they do well, and we help steer them in those directions." Pittari noted that the program's small size enables it to be inventive SPRING 2012 17 ^■^H in its course offerings. "Our program is fairly innovative in that we give our students a strong foundation, but we also introduce courses that are less traditional and emphasize contemporary aspects of art pedagogy," he said. Courses in non-Western art, museum studies, visual literacy, and portfolio and professional development have allowed the department to move beyond the typical art education landscape. In fact, "The museum studies course was created with the intention that Barbara would teach it so she would have a direct relationship with the students," added Taylor. "It is unique to have a gallery director teach in the curriculum but essential to the close connections we foster at the College." Conversely, the Gallery remains central in every art class. "It really has set the standard," said Pittari. "If we didn't have the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, it would be more difficult to set high academic standards and expect a department that excels." The Permanent Collection at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery The permanent collection at LVC's Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery contains works dating from the 16th century to the present. Highlights include a Renaissance painting afterTitian attributed to Paris Bordonne (Italian, 1500-1571), a pair of landscapes by Christian Brand (Austrian, 1695-1756), and an original painting by illustrator Frank Godwin (American, 1889-1959). Among its works on paper are pieces by Bernard Buffet, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Honore Daumier, William Gropper, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Salvator Rosa, and Rembrandt. The Gallery's collection also contains examples of Pennsylvania German fraktur, as well as Chinese, African, and Inuit art. It is also rich in the work of contemporary artists such as Miriam Schapiro, Audrey Flack, G. Daniel Massad, and Renee Foulks. Recently, the Gallery has built a collection of photography including the work of i 19th-century photographers as Felix Bonfils, Antonio to, Peter Henry Emerson; and from the early 20th-century, work by Arnold Genthe. Its most recent acquisition was a work by abstract expressionist photographer Aaron Siskind. "Selections from the Permanent Collection" This summer the Gallery will display an exhibition of its permanent collection curated by Jessica Hinkley '12, current Gallery intern. The exhibition will run July 6 through August 12, with the Gallery open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ^^^^B55555BB99B5 A Community Resource The Gallery clearly also serves as a source of community pride and regional cultural attraction. A primary challenge for McNulty and Crista Detweiler, assistant to the director, is determining which exhibitions will appeal to varied audiences. "We like to have exhibitions that are academically interesting yet also appeal to members of the wider community," said Detweiler, who first came to LVC in 1 997 before leaving briefly to earn her master s in art history from the University of Maryland. She returned to LVC full-time in 2002. "The connections we have with other galleries and museums help us find the best pieces to borrow to meet these multiple objectives." 18 The valley A Wish List for the Permanent Collection The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery's Acquisition Committee always seeks to expand the Gallery's permanent collection with works that are historically and artistically significant as well as pedagogically useful. Asked to share a wish list for the Gallery, LVC's artist-in-residence and Acquisition Committee chair G. Daniel Massad doesn't hesitate: "We are always interested in any work of art by an artist in the historic record that's in excellent condition, and that's at a very affordable price or is a gift, and that we can use in our studio courses or art history courses," he said. "There was a conscious decision to make the Gallery's art collection a teaching collection," added Dr. Grant Taylor, associate professor of art history. "Every time we consider buying or accepting a work for the permanent collection, we first consider its potential educational value." www.lvc.edu/Gallery Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer from Gettysburg. "Karen Rich Beall and Deborah Sigel: Botanical Forms" Through June 24, 2012 The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery's spring exhibition features two innovative artists who create sculptures related to botanical forms. In conjunction with the exhibition, featured artists Karen Rich Beall, LVC adjunct instructor of art, and Deborah Sigel will present an artist talk on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in the Gallery. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.lvc.edu/Gallery or call 717-867-6445. SPRING 2012 19 NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. Births Patricia Shatto-Young '92 and her husband, Stephen, welcomed an adopted son, Noah Alexander, born March 1, 2010. Rachael Shattuck Watts '96 and her husband, Philip, welcomed adopted sibling brothers, Tyre, 8, and Jemerra, 4, into their family in August 2010. Kimberly Leister Bainum '97 and her husband, Justin, welcomed a daughter, Neeve Gloria-Christine, into their family Jan. 22, 2010. Nathan Greenawalt '98 r M'02 and his wife, Heather, welcomed a daughter, Rebecca Lynn, into their family May 19, 201 1. Carrie Stull Skovrinskie '98 and her husband, Mike, welcomed a son, Dylan Michael, into their family June 8, 2011. Carrie is the director of student accounts at LVC. Michelle Kercher Hawley '99 and her husband, Matthew, welcomed a son, Khayde Patrick, into their family June 27, 201 1. He joins big brother Jhayce, 3. Jessica Bostdorf Ritchie '99, M'06 and her husband, Jeff, associate professor of digital communications at LVC, welcomed a son, Everett Alexander, into their family Oct. 4, 2011. Beth Light Brennan '01 and her husband, John A. Brennan '01, welcomed a son, Cameron Louis, into their family Aug. 25, 201 1. Cameron's middle name is in honor of the late Lou Sorrentino '54, Johns golf coach at LVC. John is a teacher and coach at Spring-Ford Area High School. Beth is a legislative associate with S.R. Wojdak & Associates LP in Philadelphia. Evan Michael Rovers Amy Stack Rovers '01 and her husband, Jon, welcomed a son, Evan Michael, into their family Sept. 27, 201 1. Raissa Kalishevich Berger '02 and her husband, Howard, welcomed a son, Benjamin Boris, into their family May 13, 2011. Abby Smith Mazzoni '02 and her husband, Al, welcomed a son, Brayden Andrew, into their family Sept. 22, 201 1. Lauren Baptista Smith '02 and her husband, Michael J. Smith '02 r welcomed a daughter, Mia Evelyn, into their family April 2, 201 1. Mia joins older sister Ella, 3. Jennifer Newcomer Stahlnecker '02 and her husband, Brent, welcomed a daughter, Julia Lynn, into their family June 15, 201 1 . Julia joins big sister Megan. Rachel Shafer Brimmer '03 and her husband, Michael J. Brimmer '01, welcomed a son, David Michael, into their familyjune29,2011. Stephanie Katra Meyers '03 and her husband, Jonathan, welcomed a daughter, Gretchen Elizabeth, into their family Sept. 30,2011. Dana Jurasits Miller '03 and her husband, Adam, welcomed a daughter, Charlotte "Charlie" Marie, into their family Dec. 6, 2011. Jordan Jack Mollohan '03 and her husband, Brent, welcomed a son, James Brayden, into their family Oct. 10, 201 1. Kristine Daiber Warner '03 and her husband, David R. Warner '02 f welcomed a daughter, Carolyn June, into their family Dec. 13,2011. Lori Evaristo Widney '03 and her husband, Jason B. Widney '02, welcomed a son, Avery Bernard, into their family July 26, 2010. Lori is a school counselor at Middlesex Elementary in Baltimore County. Jason is a professor of voice, teaching voice lessons and vocal pedagogy at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. Tonya Connors Wood '03 and her husband, Kevin T. Wood '03 f welcomed a son, Samuel Robert, into their family June 23, 201 1. Kevin received his masters degree in public administration from Penn State University in 2009. He is a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04 and her husband, Doug, welcomed a daughter, Addison Marie, into their family Jan. 8, 201 1. Addison Marie Hutton i 1 Mto ■ **■ /■■■ 1 20 The valley Erin Campbell Herring '05 and her husband, Jeremy, welcomed a daughter, Cadence Reilly, into their family June 10, 2011. Sean Weir '05 and his wife, Marie, welcomed a daughter, Emmalyn Marie, into their family July 21,2011. Alyssa Rizzardi Houseal '06 and her husband, Mark Houseal '07, welcomed a daughter, Nataleigh Rose, into their family Sept. 8, 2011. Heidi Ellsworth Metzger '06 and her husband, Christopher James Metzger '06 r welcomed a daughter, Julia Lauren, into their family Sept. 2, 201 1. Christine Pastula Yeagley '08 and her husband, Travis Robert Yeagley '08, welcomed a son, Siddhartha Dang, into their family Aug. 1 , 20 1 1 . Ella Mae Wickenheiser with brother Colton Sarah Zeiger Wickenheiser A'07, '10, fitness center coordinator at LVC, and her husband, Steve, welcomed a daughter, Ella Mae, into their family Sept. 7, 201 1. Ella joins big brother Colton, 3. Weddings Melanie L Good '99 and Joseph W. Meyers exchanged wedding vows March 5, 201 1, in Pittsburgh. They welcomed a son, Rigel Kenneth, into their family on Sept. 20, 201 1. Rigel joins big sisters Sarah, 9, and Ashley, 7. Lois E. Fegan '02 and Aaron Widmeyer exchanged wedding vows Nov. 1 9, 20 1 1 , in Lewes, Del. Dr. Meredith A. McGinley '02 (1. to r.): Erin Frey, Bailey Claeys '07, Shaylene Scheib '07, Jessica Hastings, Kate Comejo '07, Ricardo Cornejo, Ryan Bender, Kim Pearce, and John Waiters Paige Elizabeth Callan '07 and Jason Richard Wickum exchanged wedding vows July 9, 201 1, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. AuBrei Weigand '07 served as maid of honor and Dr. Erika Wickard '07, D'09 was a bridesmaid. Dr. Nicole Caruso '08 r D'10 was in attendance. Paige is a graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry. Kate Elizabeth Fry '07 and Rick Cornejo exchanged wedding vows Sept. 18, 201 1 , at the Cherry Valley Winery in Saylorsburg. Bridesmaids included Bailey Claeys '07 and Shaylene Scheib '07. Andrew Moser '05, William Verdon '07 r Rebecca Rentzel Verdon '07, and Emily S. Ross '08 were in attendance. Brendan J. Fullam '07 and Erica Taddeo exchanged wedding vows Oct. 8, 201 1, in LVC's Miller Chapel. Dr. Jamie L Kovacs '07, D'09 and Daniel Kelly '07 exchanged wedding vows Oct. 8, 201 1, in Nazareth. Russell DeStefano '08, Daniel Stauffer '08, and Alyssa Rizzardi Houseal '06 were in the wedding party. Jamie is a physical therapist at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown, and Dan is a system operator at PPL. Jeffrey A. Campbell '08 and Paula Frechette exchanged wedding vows July 9, 201 1, in Harrisburg. Allison Wiegand Kudrak '11 served as maid of honor, Michael Kudrak '11 served as best man, and Matthew Wilson '07 was a groomsman. Adam Kuhn '09, Kendall Barbera '09, Bethany Radkiewicz '09, Christina Gumble '09, and Robert Woerner '07 were in attendance. (1. to r.): AuBrei Weigand '07, Paige Elizabeth Callan '07, and Jason Richard Wickum served as matron of honor. Natasha Nicholson '03 and Stacey Stinson Fessler '01 served as bridesmaids. Melvin Hellem Jr. '95, Jodi Greenfield Yorty '99, Matthew Grzywacz '99, Natalie Stitzer Stanton '01, Curt Stanton 01, Jerry Reilly 01, Parrish Fessler '01, Josh Lindeman '01, Jason Hocker '01, Katie Geho Hocker '01, Andrew Rimby '01, Brandy Klunk Putman '02, Christy Gallihugh Mackey '02, Timothy Belloff '02, and Amy Seagreaves Be 1 1 off '04 were in attendance. Adrienne Crook '04 and Russell Laigaie Jr. exchanged wedding vows Aug. 21, 2009, in Glassboro, N.J. They welcomed a son, Russell William III, into their family Jan. 12, 201 1. Adrienne is the choir director at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School and the Wildwood Middle School and High School, in Wildwood, N.J. Kaitlyn Elizabeth Adams '07 and Brian Blase exchanged wedding vows Nov. 19, 201 1, in Annville. She is a kindergarten teacher in the Deny Township School District. SPRING 2012 21 Class News & Notes (L to r.): Sylvia Grove, Christopher Smithy Allison Kudrak '11, Michael Kudrak '09, Paula Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell '08, Matthew Wilson '07, Jessica Kohn,Adam Kuhn '09, and Rebecca Campbell. (front, 1. to r.): Timothy Garrett Jr. '08 and Dr. Marc Harris, associate professor of chemistry; (second row, 1. to r.): Nicole Ling '08, Dr.Jillian Kline '08, D'10, Allison Abayasekara '07, Dr. Janet Arey '08, D'10, Jacqueline Hane '08, Kenneth Houser '08, Lauren Romano '08, D'10, Jennifer Buehler '09, Stephanie McKay '11, and Amy Miller '09; (third row, 1. to r.): Rebecca Lengle '08, Sarah Rish '10, Monica Mancini '08, Mallory Hane '08, Kimberly Danfelt '09, and Kelly Danfelt '10; (fourth row, 1. to r.): EricHinkle '11, Laura Guenther '08, Gregory Guenther '08, Ryan Zvorsky '09, Shaun Kr eider '08, and Robert Orth '08; (fifth row, 1. to r.): Benjamin Lengle '08, Michael Mekailek '07, Stephen Sanchez '08, and Matthew Schaeffer '09 (front, 1. to r.): Caitlyn Biggs '09, Jennifer Payne Decker '09, D wight Decker Jr. '09, Erica Young '07, and Chelsie Miller Spotts '09; (second row, 1. to r.): Kierstin Levan '11, Dr. Ellen Pitman '09, D'll, Dana Lochman Geiser '08, Jacqueline Hane '08, Jamie Latshaw '11, Becky Schaffer '09, and Andrew Spotts '07; (third row, 1. to r.): Sue Fisher Fries '81, Rob Bell '08, Greg Geiser '06, Christy Gumble '09, Megan Siegel'09, and Matthew Schaeffer '09; (fourth row, 1. to r.): EricDeatrick '10,J.T.Pursel'08, Charlie Hopta '08, Jared Schneiderman '09, Bob Woerner'07,andjocelyn Joe" Heckman '09; (back row, 1. to r.): Katie Cunningham '11 and Chase Van Duzer '09 Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Romano '08, D'10 and Kenneth Roy Houser '08 exchanged wedding vows Sept. 3, 201 1, in Lancaster. Jennifer Buehler '09 served as maid of honor. Dr. Jillian Kline '08 r D'10 and Nicole Ling '08 served as bridesmaids. Timothy Garrett Jr. '08 served as best man and Robert Orth 08 and Shaun Kreider 08 served as groomsmen. Ryan Zvorsky '09 served as an usher. Michael Mekailek '07 performed as a soloist. Dr. Janet Arey '08, D'10, Allison Abayasekara '07, Jacqueline Hane '08, Stephanie McKay '11, Amy Miller '09, Rebecca Lengle '08, Sarah Rish '10, Monica Mancini '08, Mallory Hane '08, Kimberly Danfelt '09, Kelly Danfelt '10, Eric Hinkle '11, Laura Evelhoch Guenther '08, Gregory Guenther '08, Benjamin Lengle '08, Stephen Sanchez '08, Matthew Schaeffer '09, and Dr. Marc Harris, LVC associate professor of chemistry, were in attendance. Jennifer Ann Payne '09 and Dwight A. Decker Jr. '09 exchanged wedding vows June 18, 201 1, in LVCs Miller Chapel. Dr. Ellen Pitman '09, D'11 served as maid of honor. Chelsie Miller Spotts '09, Caitlyn M. Biggs '09, and Megan L Siegel '09 served as bridesmaids. Matthew Schaeffer '09 served as a groomsman. Eric Deatrick '10 performed a song during the ceremony. Kierstin Levan '11, Dana Lochman Geiser '08, Jacqueline Hane '08, Jamie Latshaw '11, Becky Schaffer '09, Andrew Spotts '07, Sue Fisher Fries '81, Rob Bell '08, Greg Geiser '06, Christy Gumble 09, J.T. Pursel '08, Katie Cunningham '11, Erica Young '07, Charlie Hopta '08, Jared Schneiderman '09, Bob Woerner '07, Chase Van Duzer '09, Jocelyn "Joe" Heckman '09, Ashley Decker '12, and Adam Abruzzo '12 were also in attendance. Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Horst '09, D'11 and Matthew Ryan Becker '10 exchanged wedding vows Aug. 13, 201 1, in Lebanon. Spiros Anastasiadis '10 served as emcee. Also in attendance were Mildred Rittle Keiser '41, great-aunt of the bride, Debra Elizabeth Kauffman '83, mother of the bride, Dr. Charissa Nordall '09, D'11, Dr. Ellen Pittman '09, D'11, Anthony Longo '10, Krysta Esh Feiser '09, Jerilyn Oehme '08, Allison Birli '11, Jamie Hawk '12, and Hanna Free '13. Lauren is a physical therapist at Olds Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation in Olds, Alberta, 22 The valley Canada. Matthew owns and operates a custom home-building company in Olds and works in the oil and gas industry as a materials manager. Amber N. Keeseman '11 and Curt Cenci '11 exchanged wedding vows Oct. 8, 201 1, in Lancaster. Michelle Little '11 and Eric Daniel Ruppert '10 exchanged wedding vows July 23, 201 1, in Mt. Wolf. Ashten O'Brien '11, Emily Perkins '11, Joelle Snyder '11, and A.J. Myers '10 were members of the bridal party. Many other LVC alumni were in attendance. Christine M. Whiteley '11 and Matthew Dean Thiesse '11 exchanged wedding vows May 20, 20 1 1 , in St. Johns, Antigua. Laura Heineman '09 served as maid of honor. Friends of the College Emily Whitmoyer and Troy Summey III exchanged wedding vows Aug. 6, 201 1 . Emily is the director of media relations and campus communications at LVC. Class Notes Dr. Doris Smith W\ ■ I Watson '43 was a pioneer in the field of church handbell ringing. She rang for The Gary Moore Show in December 1952. Elizabeth Reiff Marino '46 enjoyed her 19-year-old grandsons summer-long visit with her in California last year. She states she's now beginning to feel old at 87! Edith Kreiser Probus '46 and 18 family members enjoyed a cruise along the coast of Alaska during the summer of 201 1. Pearl Miller Siegel '47 is proud to announce that her third grandchild, Rachel L Siegel '11, graduated from LVC in May with a degree in economics. Nancy Bowman Hanshaw '50 retired in 2009 after 14 years as the bus driver lounge supervisor at Hersheypark. In 2008, she received an outstanding employee award in recognition of her dedication to "her" bus drivers and to the park. In February, Dr. Jerald G. Bachman '58 officially retired during his 50th year as a research professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. In 1964, he launched a program of research on youth and social issues. Nearly five decades later, the program has surveyed more than one million high school students and young adults. He expects to continue on a part-time basis. He has been listed in "Most Cited Authors in the Social Sciences" for his numerous books, articles, and reports. Joyce Noferi Asay '60 recently retired from Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technology, as a systems engineer. In November 201 1, Nancy Nickell Ragno '60 published a book, titled "Word Savvy: Use the Right Word Every Time, All the Time" (F+W Media). Shirley Brown Michel '63 is chapel organist and teaches group piano lessons to residents at the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville. She sings with a local choral group, the North Penn Singers, which performs for retirement homes, churches, and at Phillies games. She sang with American Salute, which ministers to military families in Germany and France, performing five major concerts, as well as at a July Fourth special at the Normandy Beach Cemetery. In November 201 1, Charles H. Martin '64 was re-elected for a fifth term as Bucks County Commissioner. H. William Alsted '65 closed his business, Atlantic Process Systems LLC, on Dec. 31, 201 1, and plans to retire, finally. . .at least for now! Dr. Ed Nickoloff '65, professor of radiology at Columbia University and chief hospital physicist at the Columbia University Medical Center, recently authored "Applications of Statistics to Medicine and Medical Physics" (Medical Physics Publishing, March 2011). Richard W. Wentzel '67 continues as full-time pastoral associate at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Lebanon. He also is the chair of the Lebanon County Eagle Scout Society and the Deacon Council of the Diocese of Harrisburg. Michael Curley '68 began a new vocation after retiring from a long, distinguished career in the U.S. military (Air Force and Navy), as well as in the private industry and the non-profit world. He is now the town clerk of Ledyard, Conn., where he has lived since 1992 (see p. 24). Eric J. Uberseder '71 retired June 10,2011, after providing school- based mental health services at The Devereux Foundation and in the Solanco School District for 40 years. He and his wife, Linda Hough Uberseder 73, moved to Bar Harbor, Maine. They welcome classmates who might want to visit Acadia National Park. Dr. John "Buzz" Jones '72, professor of music at Gettysburg College, directed the college Jazz Ensemble on an eight-concert, 13-day tour of France and Switzerland. The group performed at the Montreux, Vienne, and Jazz a Juan festivals. His commissioned oratorio, "For the People," is based on texts by Abraham Lincoln and features a brass band, three vocal soloists, and a dance company. Premiering in 2009, repeat performances are scheduled in Frederick, Md., in 2012 and in Gettysburg for the 2013 sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg. Cheryl Kirk Noll '72 is the advisor and instructor for the Children's Book Illustration Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design. SPRING 2012 23 Class News & Notes Bill Phifer 74 is a fellow at Hewlett- Packard in Wayne. He and his wife, Susan "Sue" Boohar Phifer 75, recently discovered that the couple building a house next door to their vacation home in Murrells Inlet, S.C., is Sandy Anderson Pembleton 75 and Bob Pembleton 74. Small world! Carol A. Scott 74 is a merchandiser at xpedx, a division of International Paper. She also performs on the bassoon throughout Central Pennsylvania. In 2010, she was the featured soloist for the Harrisburg Singers' Christmas concert and performed Danzi's "Concerto for Bassoon and Clarinet" with the Central Pennsylvania Symphony. Quintin Allan Lerch 75 celebrated his fifth year as director of music at First Presbyterian Church of Woodbury Heights, N.J., in August 201 1. As such, he conducts an adult choir of 20 and a youth choir of 15. With his wife's assistance, they present an annual Christmas pageant on the second Sunday of December. Joreen Howell Kelly 76 has been the music director at Saint Catherine Laboure School in Harrisburg since 1976. She was recently named director of media and technology after a 35-year teaching career. She and her husband are also working musicians in a band and as a duet. Elyse Rogers, Esq., 76 f partner with Saidis, Sullivan & Rogers, was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America® 2012." She was named a best lawyer in the practice areas of trust and estate administration and Second Act BY MARTY PARKES Second careers for LVC graduates have become more common as personal circumstances change and/or the global economy evolves. Such second acts are sometimes the result of personal choice; sometimes they are the byproduct of financial necessity. Long Island native Dr. Michael Curley '68 is one of the lucky ones whose circumstances fall under the personal choice category. He enjoyed a long, distinguished career in the U.S. military (Air Force and Navy), as well as in the private industry and the non-profit world, conducting psychological research about how people cope with environmental stress — resisting torture and/or inhumane treatment, survival training, and instilling confidence while helping individuals recognize their breaking points. Recently, however, Curley was offered the chance to shift gears and serve as the town clerk of Ledyard, Conn., where he has lived since 1992. If you are not aware of what a town clerk does, neither was Curley when he was offered the post. So he talked with other town clerks in Connecticut and attended a training session for them held near Hartford, the state capitol. He decided that his skills as a problem solver, organizer, and leader would allow him to meet the diverse demands placed on a town clerk while bringing a fresh perspective to the position and town government. "The town clerk's office is the focal point of any town... you are expected to know the answers to everything," Curley said. "You need to be able to help your fellow citizens by telling them who they need to see about what issue — whether the tax collector, justice of the peace, or dog license. I have been on the job since early January and every day since then I have fielded half a dozen or so questions to which I don't know the answer. So I find them out. My education continues daily." Curley, who holds a master's degree in theoretical psychology from Appalachian State University (N.C.) and a doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of South Florida, has a simple goal for his office. "I want to make the town clerk's office in Ledyard the best one in Connecticut." Such lofty goals obviously bring challenges. But Curley has already concluded that great rewards come with the challenges of his new post: "This is an opportunity to serve where my skills can be utilized. Over the years, I've come to appreciate that your quality of life, not money, is the most important part of your professional career. One of the nice things about a small town like Ledyard is that it is democracy in daily action. The traditional New England town meeting remains a cornerstone of our local government. All public officials must be approachable and accessible to citizens at all times." Curley s daughter, Beth Curley Myers, graduated from LVC in 1999. Marty Parkes, LVCs executive director of marketing and communications, grew up in Ledyard and graduated from Ledyard High School in 1977. 24 The valley estate litigation. Her practice also includes business planning and taxation. She is a member of LVC s Board of Trustees. Joanne Hartline Conrad 77 received her certificate in medical assisting from Montgomery County Community College in 2010. She was a dean's list student, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and recipient of a clinical award. She is a registered medical assistant at Premier Immediate Medical Care in Douglassville. Ron Afflebach '78 is the director of employee and labor relations at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C Carolyn Steffy Rozman '78 is the lead teacher at Deny Discovery Days Preschool in the Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey Dr. Elaine KatzMeils'80 f principal of Tarpon Fundamental Elementary in Florida, was recently named the elementary administrator of the year for the state of Florida by the Florida Music Educators Association. Dr. Shelbie Stone Simmons '80 received her doctorate in musical arts from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. Prior to that, she received a degree in organ performance from the University of North Texas and a master's degree in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma. George Meyers '81 recently completed work on two films, "The Extra" and a zombie horror film, "Destiny of the Dead." He also has been working for Marvel Comics for the past two years, producing a superhero stunt show, which so far has toured through Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. He plans to start shooting his next project, a Western feature film, in mid- to late 2012. Jeffrey E. Boland '86 is a partner in charge of the newly created Senior Living Services Consulting Group of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher s Lancaster office. George Meyers '81 Kristi Cheney Paulson '87 is a hospice social worker at Moorestown Visiting Nurses in New Jersey, where she utilizes her LVC music degree by playing the flute and singing for patients and their families in end-of-life situations. Her husband, Paul Paulson Jr. '90 f is director of music at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill, N.J., and principal owner of ProMedia LLC, an audio/visual systems integration company. They have two children, Amelia, 12, and Elliot, 10. Kristi states that she and Paul cherish their years at LVC and adore the friends they made. Dr. Laura E. Pence '87, professor of chemistry at the University of Hartford, joined 212 other scholars nationwide in being elected to the 201 1 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows. The ACS Fellows Program, which began in 2009, recognizes and honors ACS members who have made significant contributions to the science and provided excellent service to the society. Andrea Tindley '87 recommends that anyone returning to the Valley visit her at Niko's in Lebanon, where she enjoys her second career tending bar. Dr. Nanette "Nan" Hanshaw '88 became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in June 201 1. She has been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agricultures Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services since 2000. Chad Saylor '89 is the communication director for Jim Cawley, Pennsylvania's 32nd lieutenant governor. Michael McGranaghan '90 f the film critic for AisleSeat.com, recently published his first book, w Straight-Up Blatant: Musings From The Aisle Seat" (lulu.com, Oct. 8, 2011). Harry "Buddy" Sinclair Oliver '90 and his wife, Kathy Supplee Oliver '90 f have partnered with family to form FiberPlex Technologies LLC. They manufacture and sell fiber-optic equipment to the federal, military, and intelligence communities, as well as the pro audio market, including live touring sound, installed sound, and broadcasting. Steven D. Young '91 is an academic advisor with the Department of Undergraduate Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. John Perozich '92 is chair of the biology department at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Danielle Fetters Yoder '92 is the Title I and assessment coordinator in the Penns Valley School District in Spring Mills. Kristina Laakko Stroh '93 is the executive director and co-founder of All The Difference, a nonprofit organization that provides occupational, speech, and floor- time therapies in a child-led, play-based approach to help children interact and have fun while developing learning and motor skills. Brian C. Davis '95 received his master's degree in regulatory affairs for drugs, biologies, and medical devices from Northeastern University in 201 1. In recent years he has also earned American Society for Quality certifications as a quality auditor and quality engineer. Tim Terrell '95 received his master's degree in adult education and training from the University of Phoenix in 201 1. He is a manager at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. SPRING 2012 25 Class News & Notes Dana Centofanti Triantafillos '95 teaches seventh grade math and science at Lake Riviera Middle School in Brick, N. J., and is the head field hockey coach at Brick Township High School. Dan Kenneth Tucci '95 is the assistant principal at Meadow Hall Elementary School in Rockville, Md. Walter "Wally" Raymond Popejoy '96, M'01 is the assistant principal of the Millmont campus in the Reading School District. He and his wife, Audra Palopoli Popejoy '98 f M'04 f are the proud parents of Hannah, 9, Gavin, 7, and Owen, 3. David Bohr '97 recently traveled to Brazil and the Dominican Republic with Compassion International, a Christian child sponsorship organization. He is currently participating in the Save58 Campaign to find 58 sponsors for children, 58 mosquito nets, and 58 water filters by the end of 2012. Dr. Anthony P. Burke '97 was named a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology in 201 1. He also was named director of cardiology at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Ann Weicksel Lehman '97 is the director of annual giving at Penn State University's main campus. Corrina Doerge Smith '97 is the band director at Jabish Brook Middle School in Belchertown, Mass. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Caleb, 7, and Evelyn, 5. David William Wright '97 is the principal of Linglestown Middle School in the Central Dauphin School District. David Schott '98 and his wife, Becky, each won an Emmy Award presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Dec. 3, 201 1, for a feature story on Eagles Nest Cave that aired on CBS last July. Cindi Ensminger Goshorn '99 has been promoted to the position of account services specialist with the account management team at the global corporate office of Workplace Options, Inc., in Raleigh, N.C. Laura Graybeal Kelly '99 is the benefits analyst for Crozer-Keystone Health System in Ridley Park. Cory W. Thornton '99 is the managing editor at Open Minds, a market research and management consulting firm specializing in the health and human service field. m Dr. Jamie Wesloskie Bolton '00 received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. Amanda Snoke Dubbs, Esq., '00 is owner and attorney at the Law Offices of Amanda Snoke Dubbs. Christine E. Bennethum '02 is the senior prospect researcher for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation. Melissa Yoder Wissler '02 is a vice president and relationship manager with Graystone Wealth Management in the Capitol and Lancaster regions. Brian Zellers '02, M'08 teaches biology and is the head baseball coach at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg. His wife, Trisha Fatula Zellers '02, is a stay-at- home mother, raising their two children. Amy N. McLaughlin '03 is a school counselor at Northside and Pine Street elementary schools in the Palmyra Area School District. Lori Counterman Pitcock '03 graduated with two masters degrees in 201 1: elementary education curriculum and instruction from Towson University, and educational leadership with an administration certification from the American College of Education. She teaches fourth grade in the Harford County Public School system in Maryland. Amber N. Spell Miller 04 is an emotional support teacher in the Palmyra Area High School. Jon-David "JD" Byers '05 is the assistant men's basketball coach at Radford University in Virginia. Kent A. Brusstar M'06 retired from public school teaching after 26 years with the Coatesville Area School District. The day after his last day as a seventh-grade science teacher, he accepted the position of interim coordinator of the Master of Science Education program at LVC — the same program from which he graduated. He is thrilled to return to this position as a member of the LVC community. Amy Meininger Cuddy '06 is the director of marketing at KCCT Architects in Washington, D.C. Betsy Weik Devitz '06 f M'09 is the branch manager at Members 1st Federal Credit Unions Hershey Road office. Bonita Susan Leib '06 received her master's degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University in 201 1. Robb Stech '06 is an actor, writer, and director. He is the leading man in 10 commercials currently airing on all major networks and in an international metal music video, and stars in three independent films shown in theaters and festivals nationally. He states, "It was my time at the College under the guidance of Dr. Pry that inspired this radical life change. The lessons I've learned there . . . still apply to my jobs every day." Kimberly "Kym" Weed '06 received her master's degree in English language and literature from the University of Maryland in 201 1. She is currently working toward her doctorate in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jamie L Wenrich '06 is the marketing and communications coordinator at Danfoss in Baltimore, Md. Carl Bahner '07 plays and teaches drums professionally in the Philadelphia area. 26 THE VALLEY He's played with nearly 100 bands and is recording his first album as a bandleader. Tim Wolfe '07 will also be playing on the album. Other performers recording with Banner have played with artists such as Billy Joel, The Roots, and Pearl Jam. Jessica Barber '07 was recently accepted into the American Psychological Association s Public Interest Policy Internship program in Washington, D.C., a yearlong position focused on applying psychological research to federal policymaking. She received her master s degree in social psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 and is completing her doctorate there. She also holds a black belt in tae kwon do and is enjoying her second season singing with the Richmond Symphony Chorus. Dr. Lauren Michelle Chestney '07 received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 201 1. She is a doctor of veterinary medicine at Gwynedd Veterinary Hospital in Lansdale. Kara B. Furman '07 is a visitor services assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She also started a chapter of the American Association of Museums Emerging Museum Professionals in Philadelphia. Jennifer Lynn Line '07 is the project assistant at Media Star Promotions in Baltimore, Md. Alan Michael Newsome '07 is an associate actuary at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston, Mass. In 2012, he became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA). Erik P. Vargo '07 continues in the doctoral program for systems engineering at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Daniel George Youngs '07, M"I1 is the corporate controller at White Oak Mills in Elizabethtown and an adjunct professor in the LVC Department of Business and Economics. David Paul Zimmerman '07 is an assistant regional underwriting manager, western region, for the American Mining Insurance Company in Birmingham, Ala. frYKTSV Erica Lynn Van Der I ■ }2l Knokke 08 received AVr/i^B 1 her master s degree in college student personnel from the University of Dayton, Ohio, in 2011. Brandon Wagner '08 is an auditor for the U.S. Department of Defense in the Defense Contract Audit Agency, based in BAE Systems Land and Armaments LP Ground Systems Division Branch Office in York. Christine Pastula Yeagley '08 is a freelance instructor for the Business English Department at Otto-Friedrich- Universitat in Bamberg, Germany. Jeffrey W. Anderson '09 is a police officer in Abington. Duane J. Cole '09 is an eighth-grade learning support teacher in the Palmyra Area School District. Ryan A. Van Houten '09 is the youth and youth sports director at the Lebanon Family YMCA. He enjoys being a child advocate investing in the youth of Lebanon. Melissa A. Kayes '09 is a high school guidance counselor in the Shenandoah Valley School District in Shenandoah. Adam P. Myers '09 is a general music teacher at Forge Road Elementary School in the Palmyra Area School District. Chelsie Miller Sports '09 is a general music teacher at Pine Street Elementary School in the Palmyra Area School District. Jaclyn Kain '10 has been accepted into the medical physics master s program at Columbia University. Nicole E. Klahold '10 is an emotional support teacher at Providence Elementary School in the Solanco School District. Amanda B. Pone '10 is a learning support teacher at Northside Elementary School in the Palmyra Area School District. JohnAuker-Endres'11 graduated from Naval Officer Candidate School as a distinguished naval graduate and was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 18, 201 1. He was awarded the L.T. Thomas Eadie, U.SA. Congressional Medal of Honor Award for achieving the highest average for academic, military training, and physical fitness. Additionally, he was awarded the Honors Student Award in recognition of attaining the highest academic average. He is currendy assigned to the USS Ford (FFG 54) in Everett, Wash., where he and his wife, Mary Auker-Endres '10 f recendy relocated. Erin N. Brubaker '11 is a music teacher at Solanco High School in the Solanco School District. Emily L Gertenbach '11 is an e-commerce content specialist for The WEBstaurant Store. She primarily writes and edits content for the website. Nathan D. McCleaf '11 is the senior business systems analyst at Giant Food Store in Carlisle. Megan McGrady '11 is the Relay for Life community representative for the American Cancer Society in White Plains, N.Y. Emily J. Moore '11 is a kindergarten teacher at Providence and Clermont elementary schools in the Solanco School District. Laura S. Mutchler '11 is an accountant in the Lancaster office of ParenteBeard. Emily A. Perkins '11 was named a staff accountant with Simon Lever Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors of Manheim Township. Heidi A. Rudelitch '11 was named a staff accountant with Simon Lever Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors of Manheim Township. Krystina M. Sissick '11 is an assurance associate in the Harrisburg office of Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Lisa M. Train '11 began an 18-month accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program at West Chester University in 201 1. SPRING 2012 27 In Memoriam Dr. Millard J. Miller '28 died Aug. 6, 201 1, in Ohio at the age of 106. He had been a minister in the United Methodist Church (U.M.C.) for more than 40 years, serving as minister at Shenandoah College and Winchester United Brethren Church (U.B.C.) in Virginia. He served as the director of youth works for the entire U.B.C, was district superintendent for the Virginia Conference, the Ohio Southeast Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren (E.U.B.) Church, and Findlay District of the U.M.C. Millers last pastoral appointment was at Church of the Master in Westerville, Ohio, where he served for 22 years. He was a Civil War buff, having visited every battlefield of the war; he also wrote the book, "My Grandpa Rode with Jeb Stuart." Miller wrote many pamphlets for the E.U.B. Church, including the adult catechism booklet, "Our Church." He was an honorary alumnus of Otterbein College and chair of the Ohio Pastors' Convention. Miller was a member of LVC's Board of Trustees, as well as those of Otterbein and Shenandoah colleges, and of the United Seminary. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emmeline Shaffer Miller '29. Ruth Essick Miller '29 died Dec. 1 1, 201 1, in Columbia at the age of 104. She retired in 1972 after teaching English for 20 years at Hempfield School District Junior and Senior High School. She was a member of Ironville United Methodist Church, the Hempfield Local Association, and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Following her retirement, She enjoyed worldwide travel with her husband. Miller is survived by a nephew, William D. Essick '67. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Grant M. Miller '31, and a brother, DeWitt M. Essick '34. '30s Kathleen Pool Land '36 died Aug. 10, 2011, in Dekalb, 111., at the age of 96. She played the pipe organ for First Congregational Church in Dekalb for 46 years, retiring in 1991. She played for coundess special services, weddings, funerals, and concerts. Land also was employed for many years with Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company with her husband, Emmette, as his secretary. She was a 77-year member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood, and an enthusiastic supporter of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the classical music station WNIU. She loved to travel and play cards, and enjoyed her bridge club. Dean W. Gasteiger '38 died Dec. 2, 201 1, in Newport News, Va., at the age of 98. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an agent in Carbondale, 111.; San Diego, Calif.; and San Antonio, Texas. He then transferred to Bristol, Va., as a special agent, where he worked until his retirement after 30 years of service. Gasteiger was one of the founders of the Church at Bristol and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Hampton, Va. Dr. Charles Boyd Shaffer '38 died Oct. 4, 201 1, in Florida at the age of 94. He began his career as a toxicologist at Mellon Institute, later becoming the director of toxicology at American Cyanamid Company, where he retired in 1980 after 28 years of service. Shaffer was a partner in a toxicology-consulting firm, Drill, Friess, Hays, Loomis and Shaffer. He was advisor to the U.S. delegation from the Department of Transportation. He also was responsible for the preparation of a manual on the transportation of hazardous materials now used by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Shaffer was author or co-author of 40 scientific publications. He is survived by his wife, Louise Stoner Shaffer '38. "40s Dr. Robert P. Boran Sr. '40 died Sept. 13, 201 1, in Pottsville at the age of 93. He served in the 63rd Infantry "Blood and Fire" division of the Army Medical Corps. He was stationed in Europe during World War II, serving in the medical detachment on the front line. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal Ribbon with Bronze Star attachment, World War II Victory Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge First Award. Boran practiced dentistry in Minersville from 1946 through 1996, and was a member of the Pierre Fauchard Honor Society and the International College of Dentists. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Boran '35. Lucille Gollam Byerly '40 died Sept. 27, 201 1, in Lewisburg at the age of 92. She worked for J.C. Penney as a stocking model and later for Bethlehem Steel as a secretary. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she and her husband held several volunteer positions. Byerly also was a lifetime member of the Lebanon Women's Club and the Order of the Eastern Star #115, Lebanon. She and her husband were active members of the Lebanon Dance Club and the Lebanon Elks Club. She was predeceased by her husband, David Allen Byerly '38. Mark Z. Ferry '40 died Dec. 13, 201 1, in Palmyra at the age of 9 1 . He was a tech sergeant during World War II, serving as a weapons instructor in cadre at Fort McClellan in Alabama. He was proprietor of Ferry's on the Square in Palmyra until he retired in 1979. Ferry and his wife had purchased the business in 1951 from his father, who had opened it as a general store in 1905. Ferry was a life member of Trinity United Church of Christ, and a member of the American Legion, Citizen's Fire Company #1, Palmyra Rotary Club, and Palmyra Business Association. He is survived by his daughters, Lynda Ferry Moore '68 and Sylvia Ferry Bowman '70, as well as a son-in-law, Glenn E. Moore '72. Daniel S. Seiverling '40 died Sept. 10, 2011, in Campbelltown at the age of 93. He was an insurance agent for many years for Banker's Life Nebraska (now Ameritas) and was Dauphin County treasurer for 16 years. He played tennis, baseball, and basketball, and also was a basketball coach. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts, served on the Hershey Bank board, was a member of the Optimist and Rotary clubs, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow, the Rotary's highest honor. Seiverling also served as president of the Milton Hershey School Alumni Association. He was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Richard F. Seiverling '42, and is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jane Gruber Seiverling '43. 28 THE VALLEY Jeannette Kalbach Partridge '41 died Oct. 28, 2011, in Azusa, Calif., at the age of 91. She started her teaching career in Quarryville. After starting a family and relocating to California in 1958, she continued her teaching career at Eaglerock High School in Los Angeles, later becoming a high school counselor until retiring in 1985. Partridge served her community in numerous capacities and was active in the local library. She loved reading and spending time with her friends. Dr. Margaretta A. Carey '43 died Sept. 4, 201 1, in Downingtown - at the age of 90. She served as music advisor and coordinator of the arts for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Education. She taught at other institutions of higher education and public schools in Indiana, and retired as a faculty administrator at West Chester University. Eleanor L Witmeyer '43 died Dec. 7, 201 1, in Annville at the age of 90. In 1944, she began a 35-year career teaching social studies in the Annville Township School District (now Annville-Cleona). Witmeyer received many citations, including Jaycee Teacher of the Year, Honorary Chapter Farmers Degree, Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, 1984 LVC Alumni Award, 1984 Lebanon County Outstanding Educator, and in 2006, the Annville High School Alumni of the Year award. She was a member of the Annville United Methodist Church, serving in its choir and Sunday school orchestra. Marian Ulmer Cams '45 died Jan. 17 in Royersford at the age of 89. She was a retired teacher from the Phoenixville School District with more than 25 years of service. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First United Methodist Church of Phoenixville. Cams also was a member of the Christian Women's Club and the Phoenixville Senior Center. She is survived by a granddaughter, Sara E. Connors '01. Yvonne L Raab '45 died Jan. 14 in Red Lion at the age of 88. She was employed by Charles H. Bear & Company and later joined the staff of Dallastown Area Schools as an elementary librarian, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Dallastown, serving on the church choir. Raab also was a member of the Dallastown Golden Age Club and its choir, and the Dallastown Historical Society. Anne Adams Zart '45 died Sept. 18, 201 1, in Dallastown at the age of 88. She taught at the Polk Township, Swatara Township, and Steelton-Highspire high schools for 30 years. Zart also was music director at Centenary United Methodist Church in Steelton, where she and her husband were members for more than 50 years. She is survived by her son, Harry C. Zart '68, and daughter-in-law, Julie Rojahn Zart '71. Dr. George E. Edwards '47 died Jan. 7 in Susquehanna Township at the age of 89. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a lieutenant on the U.S.S. Dauphin. He was a general practitioner and partner with Family Physician Associates in New Cumberland. He was a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society, Harrisburg Academy of Medicine, and Louther Manor Lodge No. 781 Free and Accepted Masons. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Edwards '36, and a brother-in-law, Edward F. Tesnar '52. He is survived by a sister, Jeanne Edwards Tesnar '51, and a sister- in-law, Iva Claire Weirick Edwards '36. Vincent "Red" A. Sherman 48 died Oct. 26, 201 1, in Orwigsburg at the age of 87. He served stateside in the U.S. Army during World War II. In the 1960s, he co-coached the Cressona Teeners baseball team and won five consecutive championships and two Schuylkill championships. Sherman was a special education teacher for 28 years. He worked at Alcoa in Cressona from 1949 to 1959 then returned to teaching at the Berks County Intermediate Unit in 1959, retiring in 1984. Sherman was a life member of the Cressona American Legion, the Pennsylvania School Educators Association, and the Local Musicians Union. Asher S. Edelman Jr. '49 died Dec. 10, 201 1, in Waynesboro at the age of 87. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 26th Infantry Yankee Division, under General George S. Patton. He received the Purple Heart with Clusters, the Soldier Medal of Honor, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He taught music in the Waynesboro School District for 35 years, retiring in 1986. Edelman was a violinist with the Potomac, Maryland, and Millbrook symphonies. He attended St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Anita "Betty" Wilhide Edelman '50, and a sister, Mary Edelman Light '50. Elmer Leon Reamer '49 died Dec. 12, 201 1, in New Jersey at the age of 86. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a radio technician in World War II. He trained in Lake Geneva, N.Y.; Corona, Calif.; the Wright Junior Trade School in Chicago, 111.; and at the U.S. Naval Yards in Charleston, S.C. Early in his career, he was employed at the Navy Yard in Charleston, S.C. He retired in 1982 from the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, where he had been an engineer for more than 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Thomas Reamer '49. Luzetta Warfel Stair '49 died Jan. 9 in Bethlehem at the age of 84. Early on, she worked in the music department at Allentown State Hospital, but later dedicated her life to being a housewife and mother. She was a member of Church of the Manger in Bethlehem. Jeanne Bozarth Cleaver '50 died Jan. 27 in Vero Beach, Fla., at the age of 83. An enthusiastic artist, she taught art classes to local children and was one of the founding members of the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts. She also taught English as a second language to Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees. Cleaver, an avid world traveler, spent almost every summer of her life in Maine and loved supporting local artists and cruising the Maine coast with the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. Charles H. Kreis '50 died Jan. 20 in Lebanon at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an instrumental teacher for more than 35 years in the Mt. Markham Central School in West Winfield, N.Y. Kreis played first trombone in the Utica Symphony. After retiring to Pennsylvania, Kreis played SPRING 2012 29 In Memoriam in the Lebanon Community Band, Lebanon Big Band, Gentlemen of Jazz, and Rajah Concert Band, among several others. He was a member of the Myerstown United Church of Christ, where he directed the church choir for many years. Dr. Alonzo L Mantz '50 died Jan. 1 in Somerset, N.J., at the age of 82. He served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps from 1952 to 1954. He was a chemist with Union Carbide in Tarrytown, N.Y.; Boundbrook, N.J.; Charlestown, W. Va.; and Singapore for 32 years before retiring. Mantz was a member of the American Chemical Society and Masonic Lodge #45 in Pennsylvania, as well as the First Presbyterian Church in Allentown. James S. Burchfield '51 died Aug. 6, 201 1, in Staten Island, N.Y., at the age of 85. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in World War II. He was a biology and science teacher for the former Hummelstown and Lower Dauphin high schools. Burchfield also served as a public education director for the American Cancer Society and worked for the Department of Justice in New York. His life's passion was working in his flower and vegetable gardens. Chester L Richwine '51 died Dec. 30, 201 1, in Hampden Township at the age of 85. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Arlington Cemetery Band. He taught instrumental band music for 3 1 years and retired from the West Shore School District. He was an active trumpet player for 40 years in the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and various regional groups. Richwine was a founding member of New Cumberland American Legion Post 143 Band, now the New Cumberland Town Band, and the Shippensburg Concert Series Orchestra. C. Russell Schneck '51 died Nov. 26, 201 1, in Lebanon at the age of 85. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired music educator and band director from the Susquehanna Township School District. Schneck played with many local bands, including the Lebanon Community Concert Band, the Lebanon Big Band, and the Washington Band. A member of the Evangelical Free Church of Hershey, he played clarinet in the church orchestra. Schneck also was an active volunteer at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home. Virginia Wagner Curfman '52 died Dec. 1, 201 1, in Hershey at the age of 80. She had been an elementary school teacher for 10 years in the Harrisburg School District and for four years in the Lebanon School District. She was a member of Palm Lutheran Church in Palmyra and the Lebanon County Women's Club Federation, and was former president of the Cleona Women's Club. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. George D. Curfman '53. Gloria Dressier Zeigler '52 died Sept. 3, 201 1, in Laureldale at the age of 80. She was a church organist and choir director at Hebron United Methodist Church, a Shaklee distributor, and an instructor of private instrumental lessons. Zeigler was president of the Rainbow Valley American Business Women's Association, a member of the Glen Chapter #425 Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship, Music, and Other Arts. Florence Sauder Hoffman '53 died Nov. 30, 201 1, in York at the age of 80. She was a homemaker and worked as a substitute teacher for a number of area school districts. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she was the director of the youth choir for 50 years. She also had been a Girl Scout leader. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Sauder LePage '57. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Hoffman Risser '76. June Finkelstein Mosse '53 died Aug. 16, 201 1, in Florida at the age of 79. She had been a nursery school teacher for more than 25 years, having taught in Long Island and Florida. She enjoyed traveling, especially cruising. Frances Thomas Lucy '54 died Oct. 12, 201 1, in Hummelstown at the age of 78. She had a successful career with TLB Solomon Software in Malvern. She served on the Radnor School Board, was active with the Annville High School Alumni Association, Daughters of the American Colonists, Friends of Old Annville, and the Meyer Family in America. Lucy is survived by a sister, Doris Thomas Shull '50, and brother, Col. Jack H. Thomas, USAR (Ret.) '56. She was preceded in death by her mother, Delia Herr Thomas '23, and a brother, Lee A. Thomas '65. Dr. Richard C. Musselman '54 died Aug. 17, 201 1, in Newark, Del., at the age of 78. Early in his career, he taught biology at Newark High School, where he later became the principal. He always said that his 26 years of teaching and coaching football were his greatest sources of satisfaction during more than three decades in education. After retiring, Musselman worked for Prudential Real Estate of Newark. He was inducted into the Quakertown/ Pennridge Sports Hall of Fame. Musselman loved gardening, travel, music, and education. Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 died Jan. 27 in Lancaster at the age of 78. She was a vocal music teacher for seven years and a first- and second-grade teacher for 30 years in the Warwick School District. Herr played clarinet in the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra for 30 years, and clarinet and saxophone in numerous performances in the Fulton Theatre. Herr was a 64-year member of Grace Lutheran Church. She also was a member of the Musical Art Society of Lancaster, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs. Edward A. Anderson Jr. '58 died Aug. 3, 201 1, in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 75. He had recently retired as associate professor of mathematics from Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas, Va., where he had taught for 17 years. During his career, Anderson had taught at several high schools and at American and Georgetown universities. He was a member of the St. James Roman Catholic Church in Falls Church, Va., where he had served as a cantor for many years. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Catherine Uhrich Anderson '71. Drew T. Fetterolf '58 died Nov. 27, 201 1, in Alabama at the age of 80. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and retired from the U.S. Department of Defense in 1986. 30 THE VALLEY Dr. Bryan Hearsey Retired professor emeritus of mathematical sciences Dr. Bryan V. Hearsey lost a three-year battle with cancer on Oct. 28, 2011, at age 69. In addition to his extended family, he is survived by wife Carolyn Hearsey; daughter, Stacie Gingrich, and her husband, Craig, of Lancaster; and son, Todd Hearsey, and his wife, Becky, of Annville. "Bryan was a gifted and demanding teacher who commanded the loyalty of generations of graduates of the College's program in actuarial science who looked to Bryan as mentor and guide," said President Steve MacDonald. "He was respected by his faculty colleagues for his thoughtful, wise counsel. He was an honest and talented and thoroughly decent man, and we will miss him." Hearsey spent 40 years as a professor at Lebanon Valley College, where he took the reins of a struggling actuarial science major in 1976 and during the next three decades built a program that now has few rivals in North America. He was an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and an active member of the academic actuarial community, and served as the Society of Actuaries liaison representative to the Mathematical Association of America and member of the Joint CAS/SoA Validation by Educational Experience Administration Committee. He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Western Washington University in 1964 and his doctorate from Washington State University in 1968. After arriving at LVC in 1972, Hearsey mentored countless students as they prepared to embark on successful careers. Under Hearsey's leadership, the Actuarial Science Program produced 60 Fellows and 37 Associates of the actuarial societies, and its most recent students have passed more than 20 exams in each of the last two years. This excerpt from the Summer 2011 "AfterMath" newsletter sheds light on why Hearsey was able to create such positive outcomes for his students: "When asked about his success, Bryan is modest; he grins and attributes it to luck. If pressed, he says it's about hard work and putting students first. As a faculty member, as department chair, and as dean [he served a one-year term as interim dean of the LVC faculty], he asked the same question. When deciding who to hire, when setting the course schedule, or when re-creating the actuarial science major, Bryan always asked, 'How does this help students?'" When he retired in May 2011, Hearsey was serving as the chair of the Department of Mathematics. According to his obituary, "Lebanon Valley College was far more than an employer for Bryan, it was an integral part of his life and family. He took great pride in the advancement of the College and most importantly the success of his students." In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science at Lebanon Valley College, 101 College Ave., Annville, PA 17003 (www.lvc.edu/ Hearsey). The scholarship fund has surpassed its $100,000 goal, and its total endowment is still climbing, thanks to the generosity of more than 185 donors. Barbara G. Johnson '58 died Jan. 16 in New York at the age of 75. She was an LVC cheerleading captain, and began working for IBM shortly after graduation. She retired from IBM after 31 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, cruising, politics, the New York Giants, visiting family and friends, and the sounds and smell of the ocean. Johnson was active in the Rye Historical Society and the altar guild at Christ Church. his career, he worked for Price-Waterhouse, Philco Ford, Dolly Madison Industries, Chemcut, and Zetachron. After retiring, he was a member of the Senior Bowling Tour and won numerous Professional Bowlers Association awards. Meder was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He also served as a delegate to the diocesan convention and on several committees for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. James W. Checket '59 died Sept. 1 1, 201 1, in Lebanon at the age of 74. He was a member of St. Jacobs Kimmerlings Church. He was a retired music teacher, musician, and arranger of music. He also was a member of the Musician's Union. Checket was the co-founder of the group "Octagon ' and was involved with the Lebanon Big Swing Band. He was predeceased by a nephew, Richard A. Checket '50. He is survived by his wife, Sally Miller- Checket '58, brothers Dr. William E. Checket '65 and Thomas R. Checket *66 y and a nephew, William J. Checket '92. David R. Meder '59 died Sept. 3, 201 1, in State College at the age of 78. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. During '60s Karl R. Smith '61 died Jan. 28 in Somerville, N.J., at the age of 73. He was a U.S. Army veteran, where he played trumpet. He was an instrumental music teacher in the Easton Area School District for 34 years before his retirement in 1993. Smith was a longtime member of the Union Village United Methodist Church in Berkeley Heights, where he served as a trustee as well as a member of the chancel and bell choirs. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1 19, in Dunellen, N.J. He enjoyed the fellowship of the retired men's group of his church. SPRING 2012 31 In Memoriam Col. Walter A. Krueger '62 died July 26, 201 1, in Belton, Texas, at the age of 70. He was a colonel, serving 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. He had served as the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing Deputy Commander for Resources, responsible for providing all supply, transportation, comptroller, contracting, and logistics plans support for Elmendorf Air Force Base, three remote bases, and 13 remote radar sites. He was awarded the Legion of Merit. Krueger was a member of the Air Force Association, Retired Officers Association, National Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle Association, and Temple Gun Club. William J. Walker '62 died Nov. 7, 2010, in Huron, Ohio, at the age of 70. He served in the National Guard for six years before working in the family feed and grain company, JC Walker and Sons, in Gap. Walker later worked for Monroe Service in Sandusky, Ohio, from 1975 until 1990. He worked in his own company, Bill Walker Telephone Service, for 20 years in Port Clinton and Huron, Ohio. He was a member of the Bellevue Presbyterian Church in Gap. Walker is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia "Beth" Jenkins Walker '65; a brother, P. David Walker '65; a sister, Beckie Walker Castor '65; and a brother-in-law, Philip H. Castor '63. Peter A. Frank '63 died Oct. 9, 201 1, in Philadelphia at the age of 69. He was a member of LVC's football team during the 1959- 1960 academic year. He taught chemistry at both the high school and college levels, and always credited the late Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, H'04 as the most influential person regarding his decision to become a chemistry teacher. Russell "Ted" Bonsall '64 died Nov. 30, 201 1, at the age of 69. He was an educator and coach at Hershey High School. During his 38-year tenure, he taught a variety of mathematics courses, finishing his career as head of the mathematics department. During the 33 seasons he coached baseball at Hershey, he led the Trojans to several league titles, as well as the 1982 state championship. He also coached the junior high school wrestling team for 15 years, going undefeated for six seasons and winning 57 consecutive matches. He enjoyed antiquing, gardening, reading, traveling, fishing, and watching the Philadelphia Phillies. Rae Shermeyer Foutz '68 died Nov. 23, 201 1, in Anchorage, Alaska, at the age of 64. She retired from the City of Anchorage as a budget analyst. She volunteered in both the Anchorage and Nome race headquarters of the Iditarod for 21 years. Foutz volunteered with the Multiple Sclerosis Anchorage Bike Ride, and helped raise funds for the local public radio and television stations. She participated in several American Cancer Society Relays for Life, the Women's Heart Run, and the American Heart Association's Heart Walk and Heart Run. She is survived by her husband, Paul B. Foutz '68. Carole Cameron Schauer '69 died Sept. 10, 201 1, in Frederick County, Va., at the age of 64. She was an assistant vice president of American Charter Savings and Loan in Lincoln, Neb. She loved barbershop music and was an avid member of the Vienna- Falls Sweet Adelines Chorus. Additionally, she was a tenor and tenor section leader in Unchained Harmony, her barbershop quartet, where she also was associate director and a member of the performance committee. Schauer loved reading, traveling, and crocheting. She is survived by her husband, Larry Lee Schauer '69. 70s Deborah Erb Shank 73 died Dec. 2, 201 1, in Quakertown at the age of 60. She was the director of the quality assurance department at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook for more than 27 years. Aside from her numerous professional associations, one of her greatest joys was traveling, especially to Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Lawrence "Larry" Ernest Priester 76 died Aug. 31, 201 1, in Arlington, Texas, at the age of 57. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1987, he was inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame for wrestling and track. Priester was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Arlington and a longtime employee of Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, where he was a senior procurement analyst. He coached Optimist Club football and Little League baseball for many years. Priester also was a volunteer parent at Nolan Catholic High School. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Philadelphia Eagles. '80 Lisa Woodson Baughman '80 died June 2, 201 1, in Farmville, Va., at the age of 53. She was an artist, an instructor in the design and hooking of rugs, and a graphic design artist. She is survived by a sister, Barbara Baughman Biser '73. Stephen T. Hartnett '81 died Oct. 7, 201 1, in Lancaster at the age of 52. He served as the Quarryville Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service. Early in his career, he had been district supervisor of Dommel's Hotel Management Inc. in Lancaster, and also had been the owner of the Deli L in Lititz. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Hue Hartnett '84, and his father, Robert D. Hartnett '61. "90s Janet Adams Weston '92 died Jan. 19 in New Bloomfield at the age of 65. She was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Health and Welfare, after 33 years of service as an administrative assistant and secretary. She was a clerical volunteer for Holy Spirit Hospital and the owner of the Jewelry By Janet workshop. Weston was an accomplished oil painter, musician, and silversmith; an award-winning poet; and an avid photographer. She was a member and past president of the Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club. Friends of the College Edith Beckman Krohn died Oct. 30, 2011, in Rockville, Md., at the age of 98. She was the 1994 recipient of LVC's Founders Day Award. She was a clinical psychologist at the Harrisburg State Hospital for 42 years, and was instrumental in starting the Lebanon County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Association. 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